Kobanskii Mogilnik

Bronze artefacts discovered by Ossetian peasants in the 1860s brought Koban culture to the attention of archeologists. G. D. Filimonov was the first to study it, and his studies sparked attention at the 5th congress in Tiflis. Western Europeans, including Rudolf Virchow, involved themselves in excavations, frustrating Praskovia Uvarova, who wanted to keep the Caucasus for Russian scientists. This site dates from the 13th to the 3rd centuries BCE.